901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223


November 16 (Dress Rehearsals only); Event hours 11:45 am - 4 pm - SOLD OUT

Showtimes 12:45 pm & 2 pm

November 17 - 18, 23 - 25; Event hours 7:45 am - 5 pm - ALL DATES SOLD OUT

Showtimes: 8:45 am, 10 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, & 3 pm

B&O Railroad Museum is closed to the public from Tuesday, November 13 - Monday, November 19 and November 22 - 26 for this event.

 All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS ™ ! Create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever – a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS ™. Immerse yourself in the classic children’s book, THE POLAR EXPRESS ™ by Chris Van Allsburg. In this beloved story, a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa.

Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey. The conductor punches your golden ticket on board THE POLAR EXPRESS ™. Chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies while you listen to THE POLAR EXPRESS ™ story on board THE POLAR EXPRESS train ride. Santa’s helpers provide holiday cheer and every passenger personally receives from Santa, the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE!  

The B&O Railroad Museum is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC during this event. ADVANCE PURCHASE REQUIRED. Only Polar Express ticket holder permitted  entrance one hour prior to showtime on purchased ticket.  B&O Railroad Museum is closed to the public from Tuesday, November 13 - Monday, November 19 and November 22 - 26 for this event.



Pajamas at PEX Raffle: Win a B&O Family Membership!


Attending the B&O Railroad Museum’s Polar Express Event? Share your Polar Express experience and be entered to win a Family Membership to the B&O!

HERE'S HOW: Get festive! Put on your favorite holiday pajamas and head to the B&O. Then snap a picture with your family and friends enjoying your Polar Express experience and post it to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #PjsAtPex. See you at the B&O!



We are sorry to report that the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club will not be able to display their model train layout this year at Polar Express. Museum staff is looking for another model train group as a replacement. Please check back for updates.
Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters trademarked and copyright 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s15)
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